Lookout Point & Dexter Dams on the Middle Fork of the Willamette River

Lookout Point Dam is at river mile 21.3 on the Middle Fork of the Willamette River, about 22 miles southeast of Eugene. Lookout Point Dam has three hydropower generating units capable of producing 50 megawatts each. Dexter Dam is located three miles downstream and is used to regulate power-generating water releases from Lookout Point. Dexter has one generator capable of producing 15 megawatts.

Carrying out the Reasonable and Prudent Alternative (RPA) from the 2008 Willamette Project Biological Opinion requires a suite of actions determined necessary to protect ESA-listed Upper Willamette River Spring Chinook salmon and Upper Willamette River Winter Steelhead ESUs. Key actions which apply for all of the project dams covered under the 2008 Opinion include:

In addition, RPA actions for Lookout Point and Dexter Dams include:

Lookout Point Dam - Army Corps of Engineers

Lookout Point Dam

Dexter Dam Photo - Bonneville Power Administration

Dexter Dam

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